Meet The Team

A group of compassionate therapists to help you find
deeper wellbeing.

Every member of the team at Holistic Psychotherapy NYC shares our core values of connection, compassion, and collaboration. but each individual brings their own unique experience and expertise to the table.

Courtlyn Shimada

LMSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual Therapy

TLDR: I’m passionate about creating a warm and empowering space for healing. Therapy is a collaborative process that is centered on your unique experiences. Whether short-term or long-term I believe in goal-oriented therapy. And if you don’t know what those goals are yet, don’t worry, we’ll figure them out together!

Lila Glantzman-Leib

LMSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual Therapy

TLDR: I believe that therapy is a powerful journey and I’m here to collaboratively create a space filled with compassion, understanding, and warmth at your own pace. Together we’ll navigate your unique strengths and explore the intertwining threads of your past and present. Now providing EMDR therapy.

Sarah Mainzer

LMSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual and Couples Therapy

TLDR: I will be your compassionate guide through the twists and turns of life, specializing in supporting individuals navigating the complexities of romantic connections, friendships, and life transitions. Together, we’ll explore your unique journey, share some laughs, and work together towards building resilience and well-being.

Samantha Kanelstein

LCSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual and Couples Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy

TLDR: I believe in unraveling the significance we attach to our experiences, fostering connection, and providing tools for personal growth. In my work with couples I focus on breaking harmful patterns and emphasizing mutual understanding and attunement.

Corinne Olson

LMSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual and Couples Therapy

TLDR: I provide a compassionate, heart-centered therapeutic space where we co-create a healing journey. We will unpack life’s heaviness, cultivate inner acceptance, and honor your unique experiences. I’m committed to your autonomy and truth, and I would be honored to witness and support you on your journey.

Rachel Teichman

LMSW

Pronouns: Any

Modalities: Individual Therapy

TLDR: I’m a queer psychotherapist with a focus on trauma-informed care and social justice; my passion lies in supporting the LGBTQIA community through identity exploration, self-acceptance, and tackling the nuances of trauma, anxiety, and depression in a compassionate space where your goals and preferences take center stage.

Akua Genfi

LMHC

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual Therapy

TLDR: I’m all about building community and fostering connections; I create a supportive space using a down-to-earth approach, drawing from personal experiences and a passion for diversity and inclusivity. I offer a healing space filled with laughter, accountability, and an embrace of your cultural values and practices.

Chelsie Green

LMSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual Therapy

TLDR: I’m dedicated to helping you come home to yourself, build intuition and embrace your truest expression. I infuse humor, personality, and even some astrology into our sessions. Through the lens of holistic wellness I will support and celebrate your growth and individuality over weeks, months, and years together.

Jordan de Kenessey Chapman

LCSW

Pronouns: He/him/his

Modalities: Individual Therapy

TLDR: I build honest and safe relationships with my clients, delving into thoughts and feelings to improve self-understanding and relationships, with a particular emphasis for working long-term with folks, especially men, on the importance of openness about emotions and navigating life’s challenges.

Jamie Steinitz

LMHC

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual Therapy

TLDR: I believe therapy is a collaborative partnership and approach our time together with curiosity, kindness, and a touch of humor. I  use mindfulness, yoga, and other tools to help you become the most vibrant, connected, and authentic version of yourself.

Micaiah Quarcoo

LMSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual and Couples Therapy

TLDR: I’m all about helping you get “unstuck,” self understanding and skill-building. I create a structured yet flexible therapeutic space where growth happens with laughter, insight, and heartfelt discussions. 

Ivy Campbell

LMSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual Therapy

TLDR: I’m all about bringing warmth and empowerment to our therapeutic journey, firmly believing in the incredible strengths you already have within to heal and thrive. In our partnership, you’re not just a passenger—I value your active voice, ensuring our collaboration is as unique as you are. We’re on a gentle, laughter-filled path toward your healing, growth, and a deeper understanding of yourself.

Courtney Buckney

LMHC

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual Therapy

TLDR: I love connecting with people, by building a warm and open space where we can explore stuff that might feel vulnerable but is crucial for healing. I bring in creative and mindful vibes to make things feel healing and restorative, all while tailoring the experience to your unique needs.

Meet Our Founders

VANESSA KENSING, LCSW (CLINICAL DIRECTOR) AND SARAH SPITZ, LCSW (DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS)

Vanessa and Sarah met in 2016 and connected over a shared therapeutic philosophy. After establishing successful psychotherapy practices of their own, they joined forces to found Holistic Psychotherapy NYC in 2020. Vanessa and Sarah are excited to bring their vision of connected, compassionate, and collaborative psychotherapy to therapy seekers.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What Services Do You Offer?

We offer online and in-person individual and couples psychotherapy for individuals 18 and older.

How Long Are Sessions?

We offer 45 minute sessions.

How Often Do I See My Therapist?

We recommend weekly therapy, especially in the early stages of the psychotherapy process. During therapy, you and your therapist will collaborate on any adjustments to your schedule that may be beneficial for you.

How Do I Pay For Sessions?

We require clients to have a credit card on file, but payments can also be made with cash, your FSA, and debit cards.

Can I Use My Insurance To Pay For Therapy?

We are not in-network with any insurances but we can provide you with superbills to submit to your insurance for reimbursement if you have out-of-network benefits. Learn more here.

Do You Offer Sliding Scale?

We do our best to make psychotherapy accessible to therapy seekers. Learn more about our sliding scale here.

Here’s How It Works

Step 1.

Schedule and complete a phone consultation.

Step 2.

Complete our simple intake forms.

Step 3.

Schedule an initial session with your therapist.

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